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BTEC allows students to express their knowledge and understanding through practical assignments. Rather than studying a three or four different A Level subjects, BTEC students focus on only one subject; Business, Media Production and Music Technology. Whilst they do have some examination components, BTEC courses are assessed through practical assignments where students apply their learning in a real-world context, often engaging with industry professionals.
Our one year BTEC is less intensive and equivalent to one A Level. The two year BTEC is the only course you will take and is equivalent to three A Levels.
If you are student of a two year BTEC then you will not be able to study A Levels alongside this, you will not have the time. However, students often take the one year BTEC alongside other A Levels.
Yes, there are a wealth of University options for you.
To be eligible to apply for an A Level at DLD College students must have 5 GCSEs at Level 4 (grade C) or above including Maths and English. Specific GCSEs may be necessary depending on your course choice.
For our two year GCSE courses starting in Year 10, you will take 9 GCSEs. For a one year intensive GCSE programme (starting in Year 11) you can take up to 7 GCSEs.
The IFP is a one year intensive course alternative to A Levels that provides a pathway into University. DLD College London offers a range of pathways as part of its IFP to ensure you get the best possible preparation for your chosen degree course at university. The IFP is for International students only.
This programme is designed to prepare international students for GCSE, IFP and A Level courses. This is a one year programme for the academic year prior to a student joining the relevant course. The programme is designed with a focus on developing your English language skills, but you will also study Maths, Art or Science, Social Sciences and Drama.
The college itself is 3 floors of classrooms and facilities, the boarding house above spans 14 floors in total.
The college is zoned in to Faculty areas where dedicated classrooms for subjects are located. We have three ultra-modern science laboratories for Biology, Chemistry & Physics. there are three art studios, a graphic suite and photography studio with darkroom. You will also find a 70 seat theatre with cinema screen, two dedicated music rooms, recording studio and practice rooms. In total there are 55 classrooms across the college
We allow up to 14 students in a class and our average class size, depending on the subject is 8-10 students per class.
We have a number of quiet study areas around the college.
We have the newly completed Wellbeing garden where you can relax, reflect and study. For sporting activities you will go to Archbishop’s Park, just 5 minutes away.
We have a broad range of sports, teams and activities you can get involved in for all levels of experience. If you have a keen interest in something that we don’t currently offer, or you wish for us to arrange a particular trip, please let us know and we will do our best to cater for your needs and interests.
Waterloo station and Westminster station are both a very short walk from the college
Yes, serving hot and cold drinks as well as pastries and snacks.
Yes, there is something for everyone.
We currently have 57 different nationalities at the college with British being our most prominent nationality.
We currently have 400 students at the college, of which 220 live in the boarding house.
Rooms vary in size, however all rooms contain the same amenities: a bed, desk, plentiful storage space and your own bathroom.
Due to safeguarding reasons, we cannot guarantee a room with a view.
The majority of our rooms are single en-suite. We also have a few twin rooms available in which you would share with one other student in your en-suite room.
Your room will be cleaned once a week for you and communal areas are cleaned every day.
You can choose to take our weekly laundry service, however, if you prefer to do your own then laundry facilities are provided.
Do I have to bring my own bed-linen?
Yes, you will have 3 meals a day included. Hot or continental breakfast, a 3 course lunch and a 3 course dinner. The food in our Global Kitchen is fantastic!
We do not have a self-catering option.
You will have the use of a communal kitchen which you will share with your peers. This is a lovely space to connect and socialise with others. You also have the college Atrium and Global Kitchen where you can relax after college.
Our accommodation is on-site directly above the college and accessible by lift from within the school. DLD is the only boarding college in London with the boarding facilities in the same building.
There are a variety of activities and trips arranged on a weekly basis, it’s impossible for you to get bored!
Once your application has been received, you will be invited for an interview, which, when successful will result in an offer.
Yes we are and we hope to welcome you through the doors of our wonderful college in a few months time.
DLD College London is planning to re-open in September and COVID-19 measures will be in place to comply with government guidance. Once these plans have been finalised you will be notified by the College and we will be here to support you should you have any questions or concerns. We have not had any cases of coronavirus in College and a small number of boarders have remained living with us during lockdown.